Schedule of Classes

The courses listed in this section have been chosen by the designated departments as having special interest for students who are not majoring in that particular subject but who might find courses in that discipline both enjoyable and beneficial. For more information, contact the department directly.

American Language Institute

ALI 252 Advanced Pronunciation (2 units)

Description: Required for international students whose pronunciation skills are assessed at the advanced level by the International Student English Examination (ISE) or previous ALI course. Graded CR/NC.

ALI 254 Advanced Oral Skills (2 units)

Description: Required for international students whose oral skills are assessed to be at the advanced level by the International Student English Examination (ISE) or previous ALI course. Graded CR/NC.

ALI 255 Advanced Writing Skills (2 units)

Description: Required for international students whose writing skills are assessed to be at the advanced level by the International Student English Examination (ISE) or previous ALI course. Graded CR/NC.

ALI 275 Writing for Publication and Dissertations (2 units)

Description: Elective course for international graduate students focusing on conventions of advanced academic writing and problems in syntax, vocabulary, and register for writing and/or publishing dissertations. Graded CR/NC.

Architecture

ARCH 106x Workshop in Architecture (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the ways architecture is created and understood, for minors and non-majors. Hands-on discussion and laboratory session with some drawing and model building. Not available for credit to architecture majors.

ARCH 114 Architecture: Culture and Community (2 units)

Description: Introduction to ways architecture represents aspirations of culture, satisfies practical and spiritual needs, shapes the social and urban environment, and helps preserve the planet.

ARCH 214b History of Architecture (4 units)

Description: History of building and cities, social, political, technical, formal, aesthetic dimensions in western and non-western traditions: Renaissance to present. Prerequisite: ARCH 214a.

ARCH 220 The Architect’s Sketchbook (2 units)

Description: The architect’s sketchbook as a portable laboratory for perceiving and documenting space introduces the study of the built environment. On-site sessions develop drawing, observation, and visualization skills.

ARCH 304x Intensive Survey: Prehistory to the Present (4 units)

Description: An intensive historical overview of architecture from prehistory to the present, emphasizing interrelationships of various global cultures and how social considerations were translated into form. Not available for credit to architecture majors.

ARCH 307 Digital Tools for Architecture (3 units)

Description: Exploration of digital tools with an emphasis on building information modeling (BIM), parametric modeling, and interoperability including special topics in Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) and sustainable design. Recommended preparation: basic computer skills.

ARCH 370 Architectural Studies – Expanding the Field (2 units)

Description: Survey of opportunities, specializations, and professions related to architecture provides a resource for professional growth for architecture majors, and introduction to the field for non-majors.

ARCH 421 Digital Architectural Photography (2 units)

Description: Perceiving and documenting the built environment through the perspective and frame of the digital camera. Mastering the basic principles of the digital image though an understanding of frame, light, exposure, color correction, and printing output.

ARCH 422 Architectural Photography (2 units)

Description: Perceiving and documenting the built environment through the perspective and frame of the camera. Abilities with 35mm and large format cameras, lighting, and black and white lab techniques will be developed. Recommended preparation: knowledge of 35mm camera.

ARCH 441 A History of Architectural Theory: 1400-1914 (2 units)

Description: A seminar on architectural history from Alberti to Scott, reviewing primary texts and subsequent criticisms.

ARCH 442m Women’s Spaces in History: “Hussies," “Harems" and “Housewives" (4 units)

Description: Methods for studying patterns of spatial differentiation of women throughout history from home to city, embodied in gender specific language and gendered spaces.

ARCH 444 Great Houses of Los Angeles (4 units)

Description: An introduction to the architectural philosophies of seven influential California architects through reading and site visits to significant case studies.

ARCH 520 Housing and Community Design for an Aging Population (2 units)

Description: Exploration of the role design plays in enhancing independence and well-being for older people by examining cross cultural models of housing and community design.

ARCH 527 Case Studies: The Development of Urban Housing (2 units)

Description: An exploration of the various elements and stages of the housing development process. Recommended preparation: a preliminary understanding of real estate or housing.

ARCH 565 Global History of Landscape Architecture (3 units)

Description: Understanding of the global history of landscape design in relation to social, political, religious, environmental and aesthetic principles; current design theory, projects and their historical references are critically reviewed and analyzed.

Art History

AHIS 120g Foundations of Western Art (4 units)

Description: European art in its historical, cultural and social context. Painting, sculpture and architecture presented within a theoretical framework that introduces art history as a discipline.

AHIS 128g Arts of Latin America (4 units)

Description: Survey of the art, architecture, and visual culture of Latin America from the colonial period to the present, focusing on connections to culture and society.

Business

FINANCE AND BUSINESS ECONOMICS

FBE 428 Principles of Employment Law (4 units)

Description: Comprehensive survey of employment and labor law topics arising in the contemporary American workplace.

GRADUATE SCHOOL FOR BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

GSBA 520 Business Fundamentals for Non-Business Professionals (3 units)

Description: An overview of concepts, tools and principles of business management to develop a general management point of view. Open only to non-business graduate students.

This course is designed for non-business students. USC employees may apply their tuition benefit to this course.
Instructors: Sriram Dasu, Merle W. Hopkins, Thomas H. Olson, Dennis William Rook

Chemistry

CHEM 102Lx The Molecular World (4 units)

Description: A generally qualitative study of basic chemistry and its impact on the modern world, including topics such as organic chemistry, polymers, energy resources and environmental issues. Not available for major credit.
Instructor: Jessica Parr

CHEM 103Lx General Chemistry for the Environment and Life (4 units)

Description: Chemistry for environmental studies, neuroscience and other life sciences: organic and inorganic structures, nomenclature, stoichiometry, solutions, gases, non-covalent interactions, equilibria, acid-base and redox reactions. Not for major credit in chemistry.
Instructor: Thomas Flood

CHEM 203Lxg Chemistry in Life: AIDS Drug Discovery and Development (4 units)

Description: Scientific principles underlying molecular approaches to diagnosis and treatment of diseases, using specific models within a societal (business, legal, ethical) context. Not available for major credit.
Instructor: Matthew Robert Pratt

Cinematic Arts

ANIMATION

CTAN 443L 3-D Animation and Character Design (2 units)

Description: Principles of 3-D animation and character design combining lectures, aesthetic concepts and techniques demonstrating the use of 3-D animation software and puppet animation. Prerequisite: CTAN 452.

CTAN 451 History of Animation (2 units)

Description: In-depth survey of historical developments, styles, techniques, theory and criticism of animation as an art form.

CTAN 462 Visual Effects (2 units)

Description: Survey of contemporary concepts and approaches to production in the current state of film and video effects work. Digital and traditional methodologies will be covered, with a concentration on digital exercises illustrating modern techniques.

CTAN 502a Experiments in Stereoscopic Imaging (2 units)

Description: An in-depth exploration of aesthetics and techniques involved in the conceptualization, design and creation of stereoscopic imaging.

CRITICAL STUDIES

CTCS 200 History of the International Cinema I (4 units)

Description: The development of international cinema from its beginnings to World War II. Lectures, screenings, and discussions.

CTCS 400 Non-Fiction Film and Television (4 units)

Description: An international survey of documentary, informational, and independent experimental film, video and television.
Instructor: Michael Renov

CTCS 464 Film and/or Television Genres (4 units)

Description: Rigorous examination of film and/or television genres: history, aesthetics, cultural context, social significance, and critical methodologies.

CTCS 469 Film and/or Television Style Analysis (4 units)

Description: Intensive study of the style of an auteur, studio, film or television making mode in terms of thematic and formal properties and their influences upon the art of film.

CTCS 482 Transmedia Entertainment (4 units)

Description: An examination of transmedia, or cross-platform, entertainment: commercial and grassroots texts, theoretical framework, historical context, and commercial projects. Developing transmedia strategies for existing media properties.

INSTITUTE FOR MULTIMEDIA LITERACY

IML 104 The Languages of New Media II (2 units)

Description: An introduction to the expressive range of screen languages in their cultural, historical, and technological contexts.

IML 140 Workshop in Multimedia Authoring (2, max 4, units)

Description: Introduction to the expressive potential of multimedia as a critical and creative tool, supplementing traditional forms of academic work.

IML 340 The Praxis of New Media (2 units)

Description: An intermediate level blend of theory and practice that approaches scholarly multimedia work in the context of its cultural and technological environment. Recommended preparation: IML 101, IML 104, or IML 140.

IML 466 Digital Studies Symposium (4 units)

Description: Lectures, presentations, and readings on the critical and creative challenges of contemporary multi-screen digital media practices.

INTERACTIVE MEDIA

CTIN 463 Anatomy of a Game (4 units)

Description: Examine two game products from concept to delivery; introduce students to each of the professional disciplines involved in making digital games. Recommended preparation: CTIN 488.

CTIN 464 Game Studies Seminar (2 units)

Description: Rigorous examination of interactive entertainment: genres, history, aesthetics, cultural context, and social significance. Topics vary by semester.

CTIN 482 Designing Online Multiplayer Game Environments (2 units)

Description: Grouped into teams, students will study and design an original multiplayer game environment suitable for online usage.

PRODUCTION

CTPR 327 Motion Picture Camera (3 units)

Description: Use of motion picture camera equipment; principles of black-and-white and color cinematography. Individual projects.

CTPR 335 Motion Picture Editing (3 units)

Description: Theory, techniques, and practices in picture editing; use of standard editing equipment; individual projects.

CTPR 385 Colloquium: Motion Picture Production Techniques (4 units)

Description: Basic procedures and techniques applicable to production of all types of films; demonstration by production of a short film from conception to completion.

CTPR 409 Practicum in Television Production (2, 4 units)

Description: Television production laboratory course covers operating cameras, creating graphics, technical operations, controlling audio and floor-managing live productions. Students plan and produce actual Trojan Vision programs.

CTPR 426 The Production Experience (2 units)

Description: To provide students with basic working knowledge of both the skills of the motion picture set and production operations through classroom lectures and hands-on experience.

CTPR 484 Advanced Multi-Camera Television Workshop (4 units)

Description: Exercises and practical application for writing and producing a multi-camera television project. Special attention to the development of the sitcom. Recommended preparation: CTPR 371 required for students who wish to direct a sitcom.

WRITING

CTWR 321 Introduction to Television Writing (2 units)

Description: The fundamentals of writing for episodic television. Writing scenes from popular television shows and examination of television story structure. Prerequisite: CTWR 106b or CTWR 412.

CTWR 412 Introduction to Screenwriting (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the formal elements of writing the short film.

CTWR 416 Motion Picture Script Analysis (2 units)

Description: Critical analysis of story structure from classic films to contemporary works. Identification of key story concepts and elements of three-act structure.

CTWR 499 Special Topics (2-4 units)

Description: Detailed investigation of new or emerging aspects of cinema and/or television; special subjects offered by visiting faculty; experimental subjects.

Foundations of Comedy (section 19310). In-depth analysis of comedic writing ranging from one-line jokes to macro-comedic story structure. Classic and contemporary comedy will be explored through readings and screenings.

Communication & Journalism

COMMUNICATION

COMM 306 The Communication Revolution, Entertainment, and the Arts (4 units)

Description: Explorations of the effect of digital technology on the entertainment business. Relationships among technology, economy, popular culture, entertainment and art.

COMM 310 Media and Society (4 units)

Description: Interplay between media and society, including family and children’s socialization, inter-group relations and community, pornography and violence, gender and race, media ethics, conduct of politics.

COMM 360 The Rhetoric of Los Angeles (4 units)

Description: Representations of Los Angeles communicated in diverse media; the city as rhetorical text; analysis of cultural identities, art, architecture, and representations in popular culture.

COMM 371 Censorship and the Law: From the Press to Cyberspace (4 units)

Description: The study of current and historical battles over the limits of free expression from press and public parks to television, movies, music and cyberspace.

COMM 383m Sports, Communication and Culture (4 units)

Description: Rhetorical and critical approaches to sports and public discourse; application to sports organizations, the news and popular media; representations of gender and race in sports.

JOURNALISM

JOUR 190 Introduction to Journalism (2 units)

Description: Survey of all media and outlets including print, broadcasting, public relations and online journalism, plus analysis of what it means to be a professional journalist.

JOUR 201 History of News in Modern America (4 units)

Description: Understanding news today. A survey of how news is gathered, weighed, and disseminated and how historical events have shaped news in the 20th century.

JOUR 210x Basics of Broadcast Newsroom Production for Non-Majors Only (2 units)

Description: Introduction to broadcast newsroom production; preparation and treatment of form and content; procedures, problems, ethics, and practice in planning and producing a nightly newscast. Open to non-journalism majors only. Not available for degree credit to journalism majors. Graded CR/NC.

JOUR 330 Photojournalism (4 units)

Description: Emphasis on fundamental skills necessary for photojournalism including camera techniques, story ideas and digital darkroom.

JOUR 340 Introduction to Advertising (4 units)

Description: History and development of advertising; basic advertising campaigns showing relationships of marketing, creative, print and electronic media.

JOUR 341 Advertising Copywriting (4 units)

Description: Writing and editing for advertising and commercial copy for all media. Prerequisite: JOUR 340.

JOUR 342 Advertising Media and Analysis (4 units)

Description: Selling, planning, buying for the media; advertising’s relationship to society and business; media choice. Prerequisite: JOUR 340.

JOUR 380 Sports, Business and Media in Today’s Society (4 units)

Description: An inside look at the symbiotic relationship of sports and the media – from the interdependence of sports and media, to the coverage of sports in newspapers, magazines, radio and television. The economic and ethical issues involved, the conflicts of interest, the history and current status of sports coverage in American media today.

JOUR 381 Entertainment, Business and Media in Today’s Society (4 units)

Description: An examination of the symbiotic relationship of the entertainment business and the media; press coverage of the entertainment industry; Hollywood’s relationship with news media.

JOUR 432 Sports Commentary (4 units)

Description: Techniques of reporting and writing sports columns and commentary for print, video, radio and Web-based media.

JOUR 454 Sports Public Relations (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the field of sports information and promotion, including lectures, media assignments, role-playing, and presentations by sports professionals. Junior standing.

JOUR 458 Public Relations in Politics and Political Campaigns (4 units)

Description: Application of public relations principles to the context of political campaigns; emphasis on message development and delivery; relationship between candidate, news media, and electorate.

JOUR 468m The American Press and Issues of Sexual Diversity (4 units)

Description: Examines how news media reflect and affect perception of gay/lesbian issues; provides historical-contemporary context; arms students to bypass rhetoric and knowledgeably evaluate facts.

Comparative Literature

COLT 102g On Location: The Place of Literature in Global Cultures (4 units)

Description: Comparative study of works from a broad range of cultural traditions that originate from, and provide insight into, vital global locations outside the Western sphere.

COLT 373 Literature and Film (4 units)

Description: Examines literature and film as distinct modes of representation, narration, and structuring of time, language, memory, and visuality.

COLT 445 Europe and the Writing of Others (4 units)

Description: Analysis of European texts – literary, musical, philosophical, visual – that focus on other cultures, as well as of non-European texts dealing with Europe or European cultural forms.

COLT 480 Dada and Surrealism (4 units)

Description: A comparative study of Dada and Surrealism in literature in relation to painting, sculpture, photography and cinema.

Earth Sciences

GEOL 107Lg Oceanography (4 units)

Description: Physical, chemical, and geological character of the oceans and ocean basins. Origin of the oceans. Ocean processes and agents. Economic value of the oceans. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours. One all-day field trip required.

GEOL 108Lg Crises of a Planet (4 units)

Description: Impact of civilization on planet earth, and impact of earth’s natural evolution on society: earthquakes, volcanism, landslides, floods, global warming, acid rain, groundwater depletion and pollution; mineral and fossil fuel depletion, formation of the ozone hole. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours. One all-day or overnight field trip.

GEOL 125Lg Earth History: A Planet and Its Evolution (4 units)

Description: Basic principles of physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics used in evaluating clues written in the rock record, and the processes that have shaped our planet. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours. At least one field trip required.

GEOL 130Lg The Nature of Scientific Inquiry (4 units)

Description: Examination of the scientific process: what constitutes science; evolution of ideas about the nature of space, time, matter, and complexity; paradigm shifts in the biological and earth sciences. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours.

GEOL 150Lg Climate Change (4 units)

Description: Climate systems from the beginning of earth history to the present; tools and techniques used to reconstruct prehistoric climate records; effects of climate variations on development of life forms on earth.

East Asian Languages and Cultures

EALC 110g East Asian Humanities: The Great Tradition (4 units)

Description: Introduction to the major humanities traditions of China, Japan, and Korea through an examination of representative works drawn from literature, aesthetics, philosophy, religion, and historical writing.

EALC 125g Introduction to Contemporary East Asian Film and Culture (4 units)

Description: An introduction to and overview of the contemporary cinemas of East Asia: China (Hong Kong, the People’s Republic, and Taiwan), Japan, and Korea.

EALC 352g Chinese Literature and Culture (4 units)

Description: Readings of Chinese poetry, prose, novels and drama; influence of the West on Chinese literature and culture in modern times. Conducted in English.

EALC 354g Modern Chinese Literature in Translation (4 units)

Description: Readings in modern Chinese poetry, fiction, and drama since 1919.

Environmental Studies

ENST 100 Introduction to Environmental Studies (4 units)

Description: Gateway to the majors and minors in Environmental Studies. Provides students with an overview of how government agencies and societal institutions address (or fail to address) the interrelated social and scientific aspects of environmental problems and policies.

Fine Arts

CERAMICS

FACE 112 Ceramics (4 units)

Description: Practical and theoretical exploration of the nature of surface, form, volume and mass as fundamental elements of clay sculpture and the ceramic object.

CRITICAL STUDIES

FACS 150 Visual Culture and Literacy I (4 units)

Description: Introduction to modern and contemporary visual culture with emphasis on the major aesthetic theories and practices of the past 150 years.

DESIGN

FADN 102 Design Fundamentals (4 units)

Description: Introduction to the basic elements and processes of visual communication and design. Instruction includes studio projects, lectures and readings. Various media used.

FADN 332a Typography (4 units)

Description: The study of visual communication through the use of letterforms from historical tradition to contemporary experimental rebellion.

DRAWING

FADW 101 Introduction to Drawing (4 units)

Description: An introduction to drawing, both skill and perception oriented, as the basic tool for all the visual arts.

FINE ARTS

FA 140x A Cultural Guide to Los Angeles (2 units)

Description: An experiential and critical survey of the cultural phenomena that make up Los Angeles: dance, music, theater, film; emphasis on visual arts. Not available for major credit to fine arts majors. Graded CR/NC.

FA 208ax Three-Dimensional Art Workshop (2, max 8, units)

Description: Studio practice to develop standards of judgment and appreciation of the visual arts. Not available for credit to studio majors.

INTERMEDIA

FAIN 210 Introduction to Digital Photography (4 units)

Description: An introductory course exploring the processes and practices of digital capture, imaging and printing, from web-based image posting to large-scale printing.

FAIN 220 Introduction to Video and Time-based Experimentation (4 units)

Description: An introductory course exploring contemporary processes and practices of video experimentation including the camera, desktop production, and editing. Experimentation with multiple modes of execution, presentation, and distribution.

FAIN 330 Ideas in Intermedia (4, max 8, units)

Description: An examination of the impact of digital media on contemporary culture, with attention to a particular, changing topic each semester.

PHOTOGRAPHY

FAPH 209 Photography (4 units)

Description: Introduction to the practice of photographic image making within a fine arts context. Emphasis on the development of technical skills in relation to personal vision. Work is in black and white.

PAINTING

FAPT 105 Painting I (4 units)

Description: Practical introduction to oil and acrylic pigments, painting equipment, processes and media. Also, primary experience in: color, composition, and perception through representational and abstract painting.

PUBLIC ART STUDIES

PAS 371 Art in the Public Realm: Contemporary Issues (4 units)

Description: Critical frameworks and theoretical perspectives of contemporary public art issues explored through case studies and discussions with artists, architects, and designers engaging the public realm.

SCULPTURE

FASC 106 Sculpture I (4 units)

Description: Practical and theoretical introduction to sculpture as dimensional manipulation. Primary exploration of form, mass, gravity, surface, structure and associative recognition in three-dimensional art.

FASC 136 Modeling and Mold Making (2 units)

Description: Introduction to plaster mold making using clay and wax for both ceramics and sculpture. Exploration of various casting materials.

FASC 236 Metal (2 units)

Description: Introduction to metal in fine art. Emphasis on technical proficiencies and effective solutions working in a variety of metals. Recommended preparation: FASC 106.

FASC 436 Art and Technology (4 units)

Description: An interdisciplinary course between art and engineering that addresses creative thinking in the manipulation of media and the communication of ideas.

Geography

GEOG 482L Principles of Geographic Information Science (4 units)

Description: Introduction to evolving science, technology and applications of GIS. Laboratories provide experience with computer processing of geographic information using several GIS software and programming languages.

Gerontology

GERO 200 Gerontology: The Science of Adult Development (4 units)

Description: Introduction to adult development through the lifespan; biological, psychological, and social processes; gerontology as a career for the future.

GERO 380m Diversity in Aging (4 units)

Description: Exploring diversity in the older population and variability in the human aging process.

GERO 411L Physiology, Nutrition, and Aging (2 or 4 units)

Description: Explores nutritional needs and the physiological, psychological, and sociological relationships to nutrition. Laboratory experi­ments in assessment and evaluation.

GERO 423 Psychological Development through Autobiography (4 units)

Description: Introduction to autobiography as a source of individual psychological development, with emphasis on integration of cognitive, emotional, and decision processes.

GERO 435m Women and Aging: Psychological, Social and Political Implications (4 units)

Description: Problems and resources of the middle-aged and older woman in a changing society; including discrimination, stereotypes, employ­ment, social interaction, etc.

GERO 452 Economic Issues and the Aged (2 units)

Description: Analysis of economic factors associated with the aged; implications for individuals, society, and the economy; lifecycle economics, retirement, income maintenance, and social security.

GERO 470 Aging and Business (4 units)

Description: An introduction to the dynamic roles of business in an aging society focusing on workplace issues, marketing to mature consumers, and careers for business gerontologists.

GERO 483 Global Health and Aging (4 units)

Description: Overview of the impact aging populations will have on global institutions from a variety of perspectives. Examination of public health policy issues.

GERO 496 Introduction to Clinical Geriat­rics (4 units)

Description: Medical problems of older adults emphasizing common geriatric syndromes, chronic illness, and alternative approaches to primary health care of older persons and their families. Upper division standing. Prerequisite: BISC 220L or BISC 221L.

GERO 500 Perspectives on a Changing Society: An Introduction to Aging (4 units)

Description: Analysis of physical, mental, and social age-related changes as well as implications of population aging trends for individuals and society.

GERO 501 Applied Legal and Regulatory Issues in Aging (4 units)

Description: Analysis of shifting legal and regulatory issues affecting the deliv­ery of aging services.

GERO 502 Marketing and Shifts in Consumer Decision Making (4 units)

Description: Branding, marketing, and consumer behavior through examination of established, transitioning and emerging aging services and organizations.

GERO 505 Behavioral and Social Consequences of Design and Environment (4 units)

Description: Examination of the behavioral and social consequences of design and the environment to create a more satisfying physical environment for both frail and active older adults.

GERO 507 End of Life Care (4 units)

Description: Examination of programs related to end of life care. Cultural competencies in working with a diverse population on end of life issues.

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies

HP 270 Introduction to Global Health (4 units)

Description: Introduction to concepts of global health and disease control. Issues of globalization, global governance, emerging diseases, infectious disease treatment, and outbreak challenges.

Global Health is one of the most pressing issues facing humankind today. Study current multidisciplinary approaches to responding to health issues that transcend national, cultural, and economic boundaries.

HP 420m Gender and Minority Health Issues (4 units)

Description: Examines the nature and roots of health disparities among women, men, and different ethnic and age groups; methods for reducing such disparities; strategies for prevention services.

HP 421 Violence as a Public Health Issue (4 units)

Description: Patterns and prevalence of violence; psychosocial, environmental, and biological influences on violent behavior; youth gangs; drugs and violence; family violence; and prevention and intervention strategies.

International Relations

IR 309 Global Governance (4 units)

Description: Introduction to global governance structure and institutions. Exploration of the appropriate role for states, international organizations, civil society and individuals within the global governance structure.

IR 310 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (4 units)

Description: Interdisciplinary study of the pursuit of peace, including causes of wars, arms races, conflict resolution, peace movements, domestic violence, nonviolent resistance, and peace with justice.

IR 315 Ethnicity and Nationalism in World Politics (4 units)

Description: Ethnic identity and nation formation in the global society of states; nation-states; conflict or political accommodation within multinational states; impact of dispersed nations on interstate relations.

Kinesiology

EXSC 202L Principles of Nutrition and Exercise (2 units)

Fundamental knowledge of proper nutrition for optimal health performance. Concepts of weight loss, gain; understanding of cardiorespiratory functioning. Laboratory experiments; body composition evaluation, energy metabolism. Lecture, 2 hours; laboratory, 2 hours.

EXSC 203L Individualized Exercise Prescription (2 units)

Principles and theories related to exercise prescription; programs of weight-training, circuit-training, aerobics, flexibility, high and low-intensity training guidelines; safeguards and effectiveness. Lecture, 2 hours; laboratory, 2 hours.

EXSC 301L Human Anatomy (4 units)

Introduction to the fundamental concepts and interactions of the biology and mechanics of human motion with emphasis on musculo-skeletal anatomy. Analysis of tissues and cells and the nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems included. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 3 hours. Recommended preparation: high school biology.

EXSC 310 Sociopsychological Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity (4 units)

Examination of the individual in a social environment related to sport and physical activity; personality, motivation, attitude, and group behavior viewed in physical activity contexts.

Linguistics

LING 110Lg In a Word (4 units)

Description: Words as a gateway to the human mind. How words are stored, comprehended and retrieved. How words are constructed. Words and concepts. Words and social constructs. The processing and the acquisition of words in normal and atypical children and adults.

LING 115g Language, Society, and Culture (4 units)

Description: Discourse patterns among diverse social groups in institutional and interpersonal settings; interrelationships among language practices and gender, socioeconomic status, ethnicity; social structures and cultural values as reflected in language policies and practices. Concurrent Enrollment: WRIT 140.

LING 122 Arabic I (4 units)

Description: Introduction to current Arabic; oral practice, hearing and reading comprehension; the grammar necessary for simple spoken and written expression. Lecture, classroom drill, laboratory practice.

LING 125 Hindi I (4 units)

Description: Introduction to current Hindi. Oral practice, listening and reading comprehension; grammar necessary for simple spoken and written expression. Lecture, classroom drill, laboratory practice.

LING 210 Introduction to Linguistics (4 units)

Description: Empirical study of the sounds and structures of human language; syntax and semantics; language change; linguistic universals.

LING 275Lg Language and Mind (4 units)

Description: Language within cognitive science: speech physiology and acoustics, language acquisition, reading, language disorders, perception and mental representation of words, linguistic diversity, and computer analysis of speech.

LING 412 Linguistic Interpretation of the Law (4 units)

Description: Principles of semantics; analysis of speech acts including informing, promising, threatening, warning; linguistic analysis of consumer contracts and advertisements; readability studies.

Music

COMPOSITION

MUCO 101x Fundamentals of Music Theory (2 units)

Description: An introductory course in music theory required for those majors in need of remedial training, and available to the general student who wishes to develop music writing skills. Not available for credit to B.M. and B.A. music majors. Recommended preparation: ability to read music.

JAZZ STUDIES

MUJZ 100xm Jazz: A History of America’s Music (4 units)

Description: Gateway to the minor in Jazz Studies. Historical evolution of jazz from its origins to present day; elements of musical structures and jazz styles revealed through the study of recorded examples, live performances and video. Not available for credit to jazz studies majors.

MUJZ 419m The Jazz Experience: Myths and Culture (4 units)

Description: An examination of the music, culture, and mythology of jazz revealed through the study of jazz fiction, film, poetry, and recorded examples.

MUSIC ENSEMBLE

MUEN 222 Trojan Marching Band (1, max 4, units)

Description: Rehearsal and participation in performances for athletic and other university functions. Graded CR/NC. Open to all students by audition.

MUEN 305 Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1, max 8, units)

Description: Study and performance of vocal ensemble literature from the Jazz idiom, with emphasis on improvisational techniques. Open to all students by audition. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 307 University Chorus (1, max 8, units)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of choral literature from all periods of music history. Open to all students. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 308 USC Men’s Chorus (1, max 8, units)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of choral repertoire from all periods written for male voices. Open to all students. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 311 USC Oriana Choir (1, max 8, units)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of advanced chamber music written for women’s voices. Open to all students by audition. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 321 USC Concert Orchestra (1, max 8, units)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of orchestra repertoire. Open to all students, faculty, staff and members of the community. Audition not required. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 322 Trojan Marching Band (1, max 4, units)

Description: Continuation of MUEN 222. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 505 Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1, max 4, units)

Description: Study and performance of vocal ensemble literature from the Jazz idiom, with emphasis on improvisational techniques. Open to graduate students by audition.

MUEN 507 University Chorus (1, max 8, units)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of choral literature from all periods of music history. Open to all graduate students.

MUEN 508 USC Men’s Chorus (1, max 4, units)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of choral repertoire from all periods written for male voices. Open to all students.

MUEN 511 USC Oriana Choir (1, max 4, units)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of advanced chamber music written for women’s voices. Open to all graduate students by audition.

MUEN 521 USC Concert Orchestra (1, max 4, units)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of orchestra repertoire. Open to all graduate students. Audition not required.

MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE

MUHL 315x Music and Culture (4 units)

Description: Gateway to the B.A. degree in music. Western and non-Western music in its socio-cultural context. Not available for credit to B.M. majors. Ability to read music highly recommended.

MUSIC INDUSTRY

MUIN 277x Introduction to Music Technology (4 units)

Description: A survey of the technology used to create, prepare, perform, and distribute music, with an emphasis on recording, MIDI, music production, mastering and internet technologies. Not available for major credit to B.M. and B.S. Music Industry majors.

MUIN 286 Record Production Management (2 units)

Description: Function of the record producer; studio procedures, music business law, union relations, artist management, copyright and publishing agreements; record company structure.

MUIN 372ax The Business and Legal Aspects of the Music Industry (4 units)

Description: A survey of the major elements that support the music industry. History, copyright, music contracts, radio, record companies, managers, music publishing and communication. Not available for major credit to B.M. and B.S. music industry majors.

MUIN 372bx The Business and Legal Aspects of the Music Industry (4 units)

Description: A survey of the major elements that support the music industry. History, copyright, music contracts, radio, record companies, managers, music publishing and communication. Not available for major credit to B.M. and B.S. music industry majors.

MUIN 425 Live Music Production and Promotion (4 units)

Description: A survey of the presentation of the live musical experience. Both classical and popular concert presentation will be examined including venue selection, promotion and security.

MUIN 440 Arts Management (4 units)

Description: A survey of the management of non-profit and for-profit arts organization with emphasis on funding, donor development, tax status and promotion.

MUIN 448 Computer Music Notation and Preparation (2 units)

Description: Techniques and principles of computer music notation including conventions of music notation, idiomatic practices, preparation of significant score types, and MIDI basics.

MUIN 495 Music Industry, Broadcast and the Internet (4 units)

Description: An exploration of the effects of new technologies, laws, economic models, media (Internet, mobile, satellite), the decline of traditional broadcasting, and convergence with the music industry. Recommended preparation: MUIN 360 or MUIN 372bx

PERFORMANCE (GUITAR)

MPGU 120a Beginning Pop/Rock Guitar (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the performance technique of pop/rock guitar as well as music theory fundamentals, exploring repertoire by artists such as The Beatles and Dave Matthews.
Instructor: Stoubis, Nick

MPGU 120b Beginning Pop/Rock Guitar (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the performance technique of pop/rock guitar as well as music theory fundamentals, exploring repertoire by artists such as The Beatles and Dave Matthews. Prerequisite: MPGU 120a or MUPF 120a.
Instructor: Stoubis, Nick

MPGU 120c Beginning Pop/Rock Guitar (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the performance technique of pop/rock guitar as well as music theory fundamentals, exploring repertoire by artists such as The Beatles and Dave Matthews. Prerequisite: MPGU 120b or MUPF 120b.
Instructor: Stoubis, Nick

MPGU 120d Beginning Pop/Rock Guitar (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the performance technique of pop/rock guitar as well as music theory fundamentals, exploring repertoire by artists such as The Beatles and Dave Matthews. Prerequisite: MPGU 120c.
Instructor: Stoubis, Nick

MPGU 121 Intensive Beginning Pop/Rock Guitar (4 units)

Description: Introduction to the performance technique of pop/rock guitar as well as music theory fundamentals, exploring repertoire by artists such as the Beatles and Dave Matthews.

MPGU 125 Beginning Fingerstyle/Chord Guitar (2 units)

Description: Basic fingerstyle guitar, learned through the study of such pieces as “Greensleeves," “Malaguena," and “Minuet" (Bach); song accompaniment patterns and music notation for the beginner.

MPGU 126 Easy Fingerstyle Beatles (2 units)

Description: Techniques of classical guitar applied to the study of five to eight Beatles songs, from “Hey Jude" to “Blackbird." No guitar or music background required.

PERFORMANCE (KEYBOARD STUDIES)

MPKS 150a Beginning Piano (2 units)

Description: Techniques of performance, note reading, and basic musicianship. Not open to music majors.
Instructor: Park, Sung-Hwa

MPKS 150b Beginning Piano (2 units)

Description: Techniques of performance, note reading, and basic musicianship. Not open to music majors. Prerequisite: MPKS 150a or MUPF 150a.
Instructor: Park, Sung-Hwa

PERFORMANCE (POPULAR MUSIC)

MPPM 100 Popular Music Forum (1 units)

Description: A weekly lecture series addressing a wide range of special topics and issues confronting the popular musician. Graded CR/NC.

MPPM 120 Popular Music Performance (2, max 8, units)

Description: Study of musical elements appropriate to the performance of popular music in a collaborative, interactive environment.

MPPM 240 Drumming Proficiency for the Popular Musician (2 units)

Description: Beginning and elementary instruction in drum set techniques.

PERFORMANCE (STRINGS)

MPST 163 Beginning Harp (2, max 8, units)

Description: Basic instruction in the fundamentals of solo harp playing, note reading, and basic musicianship. Open to music and non-music majors.

PERFORMANCE (VOCAL ARTS)

MPVA 141 Class Voice (2, max 4, units)

Description: Introduction to the fundamental principles of singing: breath control, tone production, diction, and the use of appropriate song material.

MPVA 241 Intermediate Class Voice (2 units)

Description: Continued development of the fundamentals of singing, diction, and repertoire building. Prerequisite: MPVA 141.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC

MUSC 255 Songwriting I (2 units)

Description: Development of musical and lyrical skills, composing, listening, analysis, and critiques of popular original music.

MUSC 400m The Broadway Musical: Reflection of American Diversity, Issues, and Experiences (4 units)

Description: Selected Broadway musicals serve as a catalyst for inquiry into human diversity, cross-culturalism, and significant social and political issues.

MUSC 420m Hip-Hop Music and Culture (4 units)

Description: A history of hip-hop music from its inception to the present: its musical processes and styles, as well as attendant social, political, and cultural issues.

MUSC 422 The Beatles: Their Music and Their Times (4 units)

Description: Music, lyrics, recordings, production techniques, career strategy, social ramifications, and especially the technological impact of the musical group known as The Beatles.

MUSC 423 Classic Rock: Popular Music of the Sixties and Seventies (2 units)

Description: Critical examination of the lyrics, structure, associated mythology, technology, and evolving styles of popular music reflecting the turbulent societal changes during the Sixties and Seventies.

MUSC 444 American Roots Music: History and Culture (4 units)

Description: The history, genres, styles, songs, lyrics, and influences of American vernacular music in the 20th century, including the background that spawned these musical genres.

MUSC 450m The Music of Black Americans (4 units)

Description: The musical contribution of Africans and African Americans to American society. Musical genres and the relationship between music and society will be topics for examination.

MUSC 460 Film Music: History and Function From 1930 to the Present (4 units)

Description: A survey of the art and craft of film music as practiced by outstanding composers in motion pictures.

Occupational Therapy

OT 220 Lifestyle Design: Introduction to Occupational Therapy (2 units)

Description: Introduction to theoretical concepts concerning the relationship of engagement in activities (occupations) to health and well being. Application of these perspectives to students’ own lives.

OT 250 Introduction to Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (4 units)

Description: Introduction to concept of occupation and overview of human drive for meaningful activity; impact of occupations on health and well-being; analysis of personal occupational patterns; selected therapeutic applications.

OT 310x Creativity Workshop (2 units)

Description: Theories and practice of the creative process in varied media, genres and occupations. Explores creativity in the arts, sciences, professions, evolution, daily life, and culture. Not available for major credit to occupational therapy majors.

OT 312 Creating a Sustainable Lifestyle (2 units)

Description: Scientists and policymakers advocate lifestyle changes as crucial to solving the environmental crisis. Investigation into the development of habits that promote environmental sustainability and personal wellbeing.

OT 320 The Nature of Human Occupation: Form, Function, and Meaning (4 units)

Description: The complex nature of human occupation is covered from an interdisciplinary perspective. Emphasis is on how occupation contributes to human experience in a lived world.

OT 375 The Narrative Structure of Social Action: Narrative, Healing and Occupation (4 units)

Description: Narrative as guide and structure of practical action. Special emphasis on chronic illness and disability and narrative structure of clinical interactions.

Physical Education

PHED 102a Weight Training (1 units)

Description: Improvement of body shape, muscle endurance, and muscle strength; understanding of weight training and nutrition principles that can be utilized for future weight training development.

PHED 104a Self-Defense (1 units)

Description: Basic instruction of self-defense for beginners; strategies for standing and ground fighting situations with and without weapons.

PHED 106a Physical Conditioning (1 units)

Description: Improvement in cardiorespiratory endurance, body composition, muscle endurance and flexibility; running, circuit training, resistance exercises; fitness principles and nutrition to develop individualized program.

PHED 115 Surfing (1 units)

Description: Fundamental instruction of surfing skills; water safety and etiquette; wave recognition and forecast interpretation; surf culture; board selection; surf related strengthening and stretching.

PHED 120a Yoga (1 units)

Description: Introduction to meditation, breathing techniques and postures as a means towards relaxation; increase muscle flexibility, understanding of basic anatomy and nutritional guidelines.

PHED 120b Yoga (1 units)

Description: A continuing study of intermediate and advanced yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation as a means toward relaxation and stress-reduction. Prerequisite: PHED 120 or PHED 120a.

PHED 124 Walking for Fitness (1 units)

Description: Develop a strong fitness foundation through walking; fitness assessment and individualized programs; gait biomechanics and power walking; injury prevention; strategies for special populations.

PHED 129a Aerobics (1 units)

Description: Aerobic exercise focusing on cardiorespiratory endurance; encompassing a variety of training methods such as high/low impact aerobics, body sculpting, circuit training and nutritional guidelines.

PHED 131 Step Aerobics (1 units)

Description: Development of physical fitness components through step aerobics; total body workout utilizing step movements and body sculpting exercises.

PHED 139a Volleyball (1 units)

Description: Introduction to beginning and intermediate volleyball skills, rules, game tactics, and strategies. Emphasis on the development of: passing, setting, hitting, serving, blocking, and digging.

PHED 139b Volleyball (1 units)

Description: Advanced techniques; focus on offenses and defenses used in game situations. Prerequisite: PHED 139a.

PHED 140a Tennis (1 units)

Description: Fundamental instruction of basic strokes for beginners and intermediate players; rules, scoring, court etiquette, strategies; singles and doubles; practice and match play.

PHED 143a Racquetball (1 units)

Description: Instruction of basic stroke technique for beginners and intermediate players; rules, scoring, game tactics; practice of strokes and competition.

PHED 150 Table Tennis (1 units)

Description: Fundamental instruction of basic strokes for beginning and intermediate players; rules, scoring strategies; singles and doubles; practices and match play.

PHED 154a Soccer (1 units)

Description: Development of basic skills for beginners, intermediate and advanced players; rules, positioning elements of play, small group and team tactics; full field scrimmages.

PHED 155 Golf (1 units)

Description: Basic skills development and knowledge in stance, grip and swing mechanics; course strategy; use of woods, irons and putting; history, rules and etiquette.

PHED 156a Basketball (1 units)

Description: Basic skill development in dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding and defense; rules, history, and etiquette; drills and full court games.

PHED 160 Stress Management for Healthy Living (2 units)

Description: Instruction on the effects of stress as it relates to work, sport and academics; coping strategies are discussed and applied through physical conditioning interventions.

Philosophy

PHIL 220g Science, Religion, and the Making of the Modern Mind (4 units)

Description: Philosophical and religious implications of the scientific revolution of the 17th century and the Darwinian revolution in the 19th century.

PHIL 285Lg Knowledge, Explanation, and the Cosmos (4 units)

Description: Examination of philosophical problems related to modern cosmology, including knowledge of the unobservable, the nature of space and time, and the origin of the universe.

PHIL 446 Aesthetics and the Film (4 units)

Description: Problems in the philosophy of art raised by film, such as the notion of “cinematic"; the nature of interpretation of films; criteria for evaluating films.

Policy, Planning and Development

PPD 250m Third World Cities (4 units)

Description: Gateway to the B.S., Planning and Development. The transition from traditional to modern cities in the developing world. Primacy and dualism; comparative urbanism as an expression of cultural variation; contrast in Western cities.

PPD 306 Visual Methods in Policy, Management, Planning and Development (4 units)

Description: Introduction to graphic design, photo documentation, and geographic information systems as employed in planning, policy, and development. Visual explanations. Computer and by-hand applications.

PPD 316 Human Resource Management for Public Organizations (4 units)

Description: Human resource development and management; values and processes in civil service career systems; training practices; human relations in supervision; personnel theory.
Instructor: Marlowe, Marcella Harmoni

PPD 342 Crime and Public Policy (4 units)

Description: Public policy agenda-setting, alternatives formulation, and implementation for crime and criminal justice; analysis of specific issues including crime control, death penalty, and gun control.
Instructor: Judge Tom Ong

PPD 439 Housing and Community Development (4 units)

Description: Evolution of government housing and community development programs; present practices, e.g., housing elements, economic development, neighborhood rehabilitation; housing needs and market analysis; housing and health.

PPD 485m U.S. Immigration Policy (4 units)

Description: Examination of the historical and contemporary components of U.S. immigration policy with emphasis on policies addressing legal permanent immigrants, refugees, asylees, the undocumented.

Political Science

POSC 100 Theory and Practice of American Democracy (4 units)

Description: Theoretical, institutional, and functional aspects of American national, state, and local government and politics; contemporary issues. Recommended for freshmen and sophomores.

POSC 120 Comparative Politics (4 units)

Description: Gateway to the major in political science. Comparative analysis of political institutions and processes in selected industrial, developing and socialist countries, in terms of contrasting ideologies, parties, elites, and economies.

POSC 130g Law, Politics and Public Policy (4 units)

Description: Interaction between law and politics; overview of the American legal system; value conflicts and public policy questions which arise within it. Concurrent enrollment: WRIT 140.

POSC 248g International Human Rights (4 units)

Description: Overview of human rights controversies across the globe. Introduction to techniques of analysis for social issues, interdisciplinary research methods, and interpretation of complex political problems.

POSC 335 Political Parties, Campaigns, and Elections (4 units)

Description: Organization and function of political parties, nominations and elections, strategy and tactics of campaigning, professional candidate management finance, political machines, voting behavior.

POSC 340 Constitutional Law (4 units)

Description: Development of constitutional law by the courts; leading cases bearing on major constitutional issues; the federal system; powers of government; civil liberties.

POSC 395 Directed Governmental and Political Leadership Internship (2-8, max 8, units)

Description: Intensive experience in governmental and political offices. Minimum time requirement; evaluation by office and intern report required. Permission of Director of Institute of Politics and Government is required.

Slavic Languages and Literatures

SLL 120 Beginning Russian I (4 units)

Description: Introduction to the Russian language with emphasis on basic conversational skills, major points of grammar, and reading.

SLL 302 Modern Russian Literature (4 units)

Description: Survey of the major developments in Russian literature during the 20th century, from modernism to the post-Soviet era. Readings in English.

Theatre

THTR 122 Improvisation and Theatre Games (2, max 4, units)

Description: Individual and group exercises to free the actor physically and emotionally and to stimulate creativity, imagination, and self-expression.

THTR 124ax Character Acting (2 units)

Description: Concentration of imaginative processes which develop the individual characteristics of a dramatic role. Not available for credit to theatre majors.

THTR 421 Effective Oral Presentation (2 units)

Description: Developing and practicing performance skills necessary to give an effective oral presentation.

THTR 468 Theatre in Education (4 units)

Description: Exploration of the theory and practice of theatre arts in the learning environment. Design and implement projects to support elementary and secondary education. Recommended preparation: THTR 201, EDUC 200.

THTR 486 Creating Characters (4 units)

Description: A writing workshop devoted to the creation of living, breathing characters, exploring a range of techniques designed to develop authenticity.